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Former Houston quarterback Greg Ward hopes to make it as a receiver

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There’s a decent line of former college quarterbacks who have made it in the NFL at another position. Former University of Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. hopes to be the next one to do it.

Jake Lourim of philly.com recently took a close look at Ward’s effort to become an NFL receiver. Ward actually arrived at Houston as a receiver before becoming a quarterback. Now, the five-foot, 10-inch and 174-pound spread-option quarterback is re-embracing the role of pass catcher.

“It’s just getting back in the groove at receiver, just staying focused and working on it every single day like everything else,” Ward said last month.

He has a long way to go from undrafted rookie to 53-man roster. But he’s willing to put in the work. Given that he managed a 27-6 record as a starter, including three wins over ranked teams, it could be a mistake to write him off as an NFL prospect, even if it takes him a few years and maybe several different teams before he finds his niche.

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4 Responses to “Former Houston quarterback Greg Ward hopes to make it as a receiver”
  1. QB Film Room says: Jul 6, 2017 10:28 PM

    he can play qb but whatever i guess watson is better?

  2. uknowimright1 says: Jul 7, 2017 2:04 AM

    Dude, he weighs 174 LBS…& your moniker is “QB Film Room”???…what a joke!

  3. uknowimright1 says: Jul 7, 2017 2:07 AM

    AND u are guessing whether Watson is better??? LOLLLL fool clown!

  4. lotoffcenter says: Jul 7, 2017 7:01 AM

    The NFL really needs a developmental league for guys like this and to develop good QB’s. The college game does not develop prospects at QB just athletes with a few rare exceptions anymore.

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